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Samsung Hooks Up with BlinkBox for UK Video-on-Demand on Internet TVs

Samsung Hooks Up with BlinkBox for UK Video on Demand on Internet TVs

So far this week from the IFA show in Berlin we have heard from Sony who is offering Music Unlimited (I am certain video will follow), and 3D video and tablet computers have dominated the scene. We have also heard from Apple this week and …

Amazon Wants Your VOD Dollars, But Can It Sell Itself?

Amazon Wants Your VOD Dollars, But Can It Sell Itself?

Amazon has finally jumped head first into the video-on-demand pool after standing on the edge and dipping its toe in for what seemed like ever. The monstrous, global eRetailer have gone into the deep end and are swimming for gold. This will be another subscription-based …

Google Makes A Push for Pay-Per-View Movie Streaming Service

Google Makes A Push for Pay Per View Movie Streaming Service

According to the Financial Times (free registration required), officials from Google and YouTube are in active negotiations with the major movie studios in Hollywood to develop a pay-per-view streaming movie service with a worldwide focus.  The films would be streaming—and not available for download—and would …

Facebook Leverages The Power of Online Video – Premium Video Content Next?

Facebook Leverages The Power of Online Video   Premium Video Content Next?

Facebook recently started streaming live video from the Palo Alto, California headquarters. It's not 24/7 nor is it what you might expect but more a mix of content including interviews and technical talk, etc. But that's not the only video deal in the works at …

PlayOn Brings Hulu, Netflix To IPhone Via Safari, or Does It?

PlayOn Brings Hulu, Netflix To IPhone Via Safari, or Does It?

I found this to be rather interesting, PlayOn if offering a free software update to its Premium subscribers that will work on the iPhone and iPod touch via Safari. That means video from places like Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central and more can be had on …

90% of TV Shows Were Freely Available Online Last Season

According to recent research by Clicker, that's the fact of the matter. 90% of 2009-2010 broadcast TV was on Internet. It makes me wonder what the other 10% was and if they include places like PBS and C-SPAN.

Video Online To Dominate Global IP Traffic By 2014, Says Cisco

CISCO, makers of really cool network things has this to say about online video: WOW that's gonna be a lot of traffic! They're expecting global IP traffic growth of over 30% per year carrying through 2014 with video leading the way well into the future …

YouTube’s Rental Store Is Now Open To The Public

PC World has discovered that YouTube rather stealthily opened up their official rental service, which appears to be called "Store.” You may remember somenews about them testing a rental service earlier this year.  It seems the testing is over, and the Store is now open …

YouTube Kills Real Time Sharing and Expands Rentals Program

Less than a year after launching it, YouTube has put its Realtime Sharing feature to bed… permanently.  We most recently wrote about the service when we were covering SynchTube back in January of this year.  While there were differences between the two products, SynchTube was …

Video On Demand Advertising Effectiveness – Media Minute

Where are ads most effective? A couple of video-on-demand networks would have you believe on their services. And there's something to that logic because VOD on cable TV is an opt-in medium and that means viewers are engaged with the content and often the ads. …

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